Online Violin Lessons via Skype
I have been teaching violin since 1983 (age 11), most recently in St. George, Utah, since moving to the area in 2002. In addition to private lessons, I have taught quartets and orchestras as well as at violin workshops and retreats.
I have a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from BYU, and presently study chamber music at the Chamber Music Conference of the East in Bennington VT, and privately with Calvin Wiersma of The Manhattan String Quartet, and Amy Galuzzo of Carpe Diem String Quartet.
Locally, I’ve been an Adjunct Private Teacher with Dixie State University (’04-’09), am a past Concertmaster with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra (’04-’06), and am presently the first violinist with The Empyrean String Quartet. To read a more detailed summary of my background click here.
I am a professional, full-time, private violin teacher with a well-developed program that has been relentlessly honed to get results. However, I’m happy to tailor that program to best suit each individual and their unique goals.
While results are important, I believe in developing a relationship with my students using patience, gentleness, and kindness as my guiding principles.
I teach students of all levels: from beginners to advanced, from four-year-olds and 60-year-olds just starting out to university students majoring in violin.
My students have earned scholarships to the Eastman School of Music, BYU, the University of Utah and many others.
In the past ten years I’ve had 22 students win Music Sterling Scholar (including three Regional Music Sterling Scholar winners, and three Regional Music Sterling Scholar runners-up), 17 students selected to perform at the Salute to Youth Concert with the Southwest Symphony, and 15 students selected to All-State orchestra, including two concertmasters (2010, 2011), as well as the concertmaster for the St. George Youth Orchestra (2012).
I teach online lessons via Skype, and have taught students as far away as Russia, France, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Canada and around the United States, including Hawaii.
My rate is $60 per hour.
Here is a post detailing some of the common questions and answers regarding Skype violin lessons.
Click on “Contact” at the top of any page to email me to inquire about lessons or with any questions you might have. I offer a complimentary consultation with prospective students on Skype prior to beginning lessons.